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An Expanded View of the UniverseAn Expanded View of the Universe
- European Southern Observatory , 2011
The European Extremely Large Telescope will address exciting new questions, and this book gives a flavour of the kind of questions that it will finally answer. The most exciting discoveries are probably those that we have not yet even imagined.
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Gravitational Waves: Sources, Detectors and SearchesGravitational Waves: Sources, Detectors and Searches
by Keith Riles - arXiv , 2012
As the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy nears, this review, intended primarily for interested particle and nuclear physicists, describes what we have learned to date and the prospects for direct discovery of gravitational waves.
(818 views)

Sky SurveysSky Surveys
by S. G. Djorgovski, A.A. Mahabal, A.J. Drake, M.J. Graham, C. Donalek - arXiv , 2012
Sky surveys represent a fundamental data basis for astronomy. We use them to map in a systematic way the universe and its constituents. We review the subject, with an emphasis on the wide-field imaging surveys, placing them in a broader context.
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Techniques of Radio AstronomyTechniques of Radio Astronomy
by T. L. Wilson - arXiv , 2011
An overview of the techniques of radio astronomy. It contains a short history, details of calibration procedures, coherent/heterodyne and incoherent/bolometer receiver systems, observing methods for single apertures and interferometers, etc.
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Gravitational Wave Detection by InterferometryGravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry
by Matthew Pitkin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, Jim Hough - arXiv , 2011
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300, LCGT, GEO600 - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
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Observatories in SpaceObservatories in Space
by Catherine Turon - arXiv , 2011
This short book presents a few striking examples of astrophysics space observatories and of major results spanning from the Solar neighborhood and our Galaxy to external galaxies, quasars and the cosmological background.
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Practical Astronomy for EngineersPractical Astronomy for Engineers
by Frederick Hanley Seares - Stephens , 1909
The main purpose of the volume is an exposition of the principal methods of determining latitude, azimuth, and time. Generally speaking, the limit of precision is that corresponding to the engineer's transit or the sextant.
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Textbook on Practical AstronomyTextbook on Practical Astronomy
by George Leonard Hosmer - Wiley , 1910
The purpose of this volume is to furnish a text in Practical Astronomy especially adapted to the needs of civil-engineering students who can devote but little time to the subject, and who are not likely to take up advanced study of Astronomy.
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Practical AstronomyPractical Astronomy
by P. S. Michie, F. S. Harlow - John Wiley & Sons , 1893
This volume is designed especially for the use of the cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, as a supplement to the course in General Astronomy. It is therefore limited to that branch of Practical Astronomy which relates to Field Work.
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Images of the Solar Upper Atmosphere From SUMER on SOHOImages of the Solar Upper Atmosphere From SUMER on SOHO
by Uri Feldman, at al. - ESA Publications Division , 2003
Investigations of the heating of the corona and the acceleration of the solar wind are two of the prime scientific goals in studying the solar upper atmosphere with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) of ESA and NASA.
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Elementary Mathematical AstronomyElementary Mathematical Astronomy
by C. Barlow, G. Bryan - University Correspondence College Press , 1893
The book fills the gap between the many excellent popular and non-mathematical works on Astronomy, and the standard treatises on the subject, which involve high mathematics. The rudimentary knowledge of Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry is assumed.
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Practical AstronomyPractical Astronomy
by George L. Hosmer - John Wiley and Sons Inc. , 1925
The text is adapted to the needs of civil-engineering students. The text deals chiefly with the class of observations which can be made with surveying instruments, the methods applicable to astronomical and geodetic instruments being treated briefly.
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Spherical AstronomySpherical Astronomy
by F. Brünnow - Van Nostrand , 1865
The celestial sphere and its diurnal motion; On the changes of the fundamental planes to which the places of the stars are referred; Corrections of the observations arising from the position of the observer on the surface of the Earth; and more.
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The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy ObservatoriesThe Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories
by Wallace H. Tucker - NASA History Office , 1984
Some of the topics covered in this book include creative violence, stellar explosions, cosmic rays, superbubbles, stellar coronas, collapsed stars, neutron stars, degenerate dwarf stars, black holes, X-ray images of galaxies, galactic nuclei, etc.
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To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar AstronomyTo See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
by Andrew J. Butrica - NASA History Division , 1996
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
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Atomic and Molecular Processes in Astronomy and Planetary ScienceAtomic and Molecular Processes in Astronomy and Planetary Science
by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology , 2004
This course discusses the fundamental aspects of atomic and molecular spectra that enable one to infer physical conditions in astronomical, planetary and terrestrial environments from the analysis of their electromagnetic radiation.
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Introduction to Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter AstronomyIntroduction to Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter Astronomy
by T. L. Wilson - arXiv , 2009
Introduction to the basic elements for the measurements and interpretation of data in the millimeter and sub-mm wavelength range. The basics of radiative transfer, receivers, antennas, interferometry radiation mechanisms and molecules are presented.
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Astronomical Image and Data AnalysisAstronomical Image and Data Analysis
by J.-L. Starck, F. Murtagh - Springer , 2006
The book explains how to handle real problems in astronomical data analysis using a modern arsenal of powerful techniques. It treats the methods of image, signal, and data processing that are proving to be both effective and widely relevant.
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Planetary PhotometryPlanetary Photometry
by Max Fairbairn , 2005
The text covers principles of planetary photometry: radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, albedo, scattering and absorption, net flux and exitance, and a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
(4056 views)